These are great liners if you are looking for liners. The product description doesnt state that, making these misleading. If you are looking for casual gloves for the winter, these are not what you want.
"Strong, breathable merino wool cloves, what more can you ask!!!"
Arcteryx Gothic Glove offer am added layer of protection. Use these with your glove system as an inner layer next to your skin. These gloves offer an extra layer of heat and provide the added advantage of being able to take off your second or third layer so you can manipulate objects or tie knots with these gloves. Pros :-Breathable-Insulated-Warm-Quick-dryingCon:These gloves are not made to scale rock, do not use them without an added glove layer when on rock as merino is not abrasion resistant.Highly recommended on winter alpine excursions, they provided a much needed extra heat and allow to use your hands with dexterity when the need arises.Highly recommended A+!
Let's start with the positive part. The 5% of lycra makes this liner a whole lot more durable than altnernatives with 100% merino.They fit nearly perfect except between the indexfinger and the middlefinger. It's very odd.
A bit pricey for a paper thin pair of wool inserts, but I have to say, they are nice for a paper thin pair of wool inserts. I underestimated the value of having a base layer for my hands, but if you are using a layering system something like this is a great start. I use these under another mid-weight wool insert and then another set of gripper gloves and an additional ski glove on top if I need it. There are not that many liners available that would fit under my 3-4 glove system. Very handy when winter hiking in Alaska.
"Not exactly what I thought they'd be..."
The picture is a bit misleading. The gloves look to be thick, but they're really just liners. While they certainly help, they cannot be used on their own. Also, the stitching of the thumb of one of the gloves started to pull apart within the first week.
Great gloves, keep me super warm and stylin' at the same time yo! Seriously, these gloves are the best and everything I have ever purchased from Arc'teryx is top of the line and designed for the rugged outdoors.